Tag Archives: gender

Small actions for inclusion

One of the things I really try to do as a Guider is foster a sense of safety and inclusion for all the members of our multi-branch unit. I think it’s a constant process and to be truly successful, needs … Continue reading

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A Careful Eye on Gender Messaging

Over my past 8 years as a Unit Guider, I’ve taken my girls to a variety of events, outings, and sleepovers – horseback riding, snowshoeing, wilderness camping, heritage villages, wood working workshops, ceramics making, and many more. A common thread, … Continue reading

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You Too Can Make a Difference

During my years of Membership in Girl Guides of Canada, I have been very fortunate to meet many girls and women who have left a mark on my heart.  I take such pride when I meet a mom or dad … Continue reading

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Are “Connecting Girls” & “Inspiring Futures” Lofty Goals?

Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures.  Wow!  Connect and inspire girls – help them achieve brighter futures – lofty goals indeed. But how? How do we right the wrongs, inspire dreams and … Continue reading

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Princess Industrial Complex

On Christmas Day I stepped into the aftermath – I mean, living room – of a three year old girl’s December 25th. And do you know what stood out? The Christmas tree. It wasn’t overly decorated, with flashing lights and … Continue reading

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Because I am a Girl Guide…

…I learn about my power as a girl …I act to improve my community and change the world …I share my knowledge and encourage others Girl Guides of Canada believes that by raising awareness and advocating for gender equality, girls … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t There More Women in Politics?

With Christy Clark’s swearing in as the B.C. Premier this week, Canada now has three women at the helm from coast-to-coast-to-coast. (Clark joins Newfoundland and Labrador’s Kathy Dunderdale and Nunavut’s Eva Aariak.) But should we be excited to have a whopping … Continue reading

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Girl Guides take over the United Nations!

  Rachel (red jacket) and WAGGGS delegates from the UK and Costa Rica outside the UN headquarters This week, a Canadian Girl Guide Member has been putting gender equality on the global stage!  Rachel Singleton-Polster is blogging for us from … Continue reading

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